Prototype PRS Silver Sky USA John Mayer model owned by Carlos Santana.


Including signed verification letter from Paul Reed Smith. Also included is a signed letter from PRS Director of Sales to confirm it was the prototype of the Silver Sky USA model and was owned by Carlos Santana.
This 2017 (12-12-2017) PRS Silver Sky USA John Mayer model was the prototype of the Silver Sky model (the holy grail of modern guitars). Very important and valuable piece of musical history. Extremely rare collectors item. Pre-production guitar, the birth, mother, and blueprint of the Silver Sky model. PRS officially released the Silver Sky model in 2018. This guitar was owned by Carlos Santana. Including verification letters personally signed and prototype confirmed by Paul Reed Smith and hardcase.

During the research and development of the Silver Sky models, this particular guitar was used as prototype and you can see many try-outs on this particular guitar design specifically at the electronics. The team at PRS were making hundreds of try-out guitars during the Silver Sky development process and 1 or 2 were called ’MAGIC’, because these 1 or 2 guitars were the perfect guitars to clone ALL of the others you can purchase now in every guitar store. That being said, this guitar is actually the birth, the mother, and blueprint of all the others that were build.

This holy grail of modern guitars was send from PRS Artist Relations to Carlos Santana for personal evaluation (wow!). Many interviews and articles about John Mayer about the PRS Silver Sky model are referring to the ’MAGIC’ guitar. Paul Reed Smith even told that this prototype wasn’t supposed to be in ’the wild’. He means this particular guitar had to be in the PRS archive.

This guitar is ’THE MAGIC’ guitar…

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • Silver Sky John Mayer Signature with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Onyx
  • 2017
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right-Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Nut Width
  • 1.656"
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 22

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